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Internally pipped for 13+ hours, no external pip?

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I had 6 shipped Welsummer eggs under a broody hen. Today is day 23. Yesterday morning I candled and 3 were dead. Eggtopsy revealed fully formed with absorbed yolks :/ Then yesterday afternoon two cockerels hatched. One was sticky and I had to rescue it because it was stuck to broody's feathers! Last night I heard peeping in the last egg and tonight it is still peeping but still no external pip. It has been internally pipped for at least 13 hrs.

How long until I know it needs assistance?

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I had 6 shipped Welsummer eggs under a broody hen. Today is day 23. Yesterday morning I candled and 3 were dead. Eggtopsy revealed fully formed with absorbed yolks :/ Then yesterday afternoon two cockerels hatched. One was sticky and I had to rescue it because it was stuck to broody's feathers! Last night I heard peeping in the last egg and tonight it is still peeping but still no external pip. It has been internally pipped for at least 13 hrs.

How long until I know it needs assistance?

It can take up to 24 hours (I've even heard longer through other's experiences) for a pip to go from internal to external pip.

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We had two external pip on Sunday, and not zip until last night (Wednesday).  Kind of interesting because as soon as they were moved into the lowest "last chance for hatching" tray, both of them were out within an hour.

 

Definitely not the norm, but sometimes they can be slow to do their thing.  I thought for sure they'd have some sort of issues, but fine so far.

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We had two external pip on Sunday, and not zip until last night (Wednesday).  Kind of interesting because as soon as they were moved into the lowest "last chance for hatching" tray, both of them were out within an hour.

 

Definitely not the norm, but sometimes they can be slow to do their thing.  I thought for sure they'd have some sort of issues, but fine so far.

That is a LONG time!!!! Hard to believe they didn't die.

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post #5 of 6

That makes two of us!  Those really late hatches always seem to end in disaster for us....

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Thanks you guys. I did end up having to help it out of its shell. It was fine, yolk fully absorbed. Lively and healthy now smile.png
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